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Go 1.20 Released With Preview PGO Support, CPU Architecture Feature Build Flags

1. Únor 2023 - 22:37
Google has released a new version of the Go programming language that with today's v1.20 release come a number of notable additions as well as gutting out support for older versions of Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS. Two features alone have me excited about Go 1.20: initial work on CPU architecture feature build flags like for x86_64 micro-architecture feature level handling and initial support for Profile Guided Optimizations (PGO) builds...

Intel's "DOITM" Security Feature Not Intended For Always-On Use, Linux Patches To Be Revised

1. Únor 2023 - 21:00
Last week I wrote about Linux developers evaluating a new "DOITM" security mitigation for the latest Intel CPUs. While the cost for now of engaging the Data Operand Independent Timing Mode (DOITM) functionality is minimal, following internal Intel engineering discussions it looks like the Linux kernel patches will need to be re-worked with this functionality not intended to always be enabled...

AMD Announces Ryzen 7800X3D / 7900X3D / 7950X3D Pricing & Availability

1. Únor 2023 - 18:50
Now that we are into February with AMD previously announced the month for learning more about their new Zen 4 processors with 3D V-Cache, this morning they revealed the firm availability dates and pricing...

GNU C Library "glibc" 2.37 Released

1. Únor 2023 - 16:22
As scheduled, version 2.37 of the GNU C Library "glibc" was released this morning...

Intel Highlights Their Progress On Arc Graphics Drivers Since Launch

1. Únor 2023 - 15:00
Intel this week held a presentation to talk up the progress they've made on their (Windows) graphics driver since launch for Arc Graphics where for many games there are double digit performance improvements to enjoy with the budget-friendly Arc Graphics A750 and A770 graphics cards...

Intel Making More Preparations For Enabling Future Graphics Platforms On Linux

1. Únor 2023 - 14:00
The last batch of drm-intel-gt-next changes have been sent in to DRM-Next ahead of next month's Linux 6.3 merge window. Notable with this week's changes are more low-level code improvements in preparation for future Intel graphics hardware platforms...

Intel In-Field Scan Functionality Being Extended With Emerald Rapids

1. Únor 2023 - 13:28
Now that Intel 4th Gen Xeon Scalable "Sapphire Rapids" shipped and the initial Linux support is all aligned, recently there has been an uptick in activity around Emerald Rapids and even Granite Rapids as its successor along with the Sierra Forest support. On the EMR front, the latest Linux driver activity is extending the In-Field Scan (IFS) driver for additional testing capabilities...

Mesa 23.1 Lands Improvement For Better Handling Steam's Shader Cache

1. Únor 2023 - 13:15
An optimization to Mesa's shader database cache eviction handling has been merged to Mesa 23.1 with a focus on benefiting Steam's shader pre-caching...

Linux 6.3 Features, Intel Sapphire Rapids & More Made For An Exciting January

1. Únor 2023 - 1:27
During the course of this month on Phoronix were 224 original news articles pertaining to Linux / open-source / hardware and another 21 multi-page featured articles and Linux hardware reviews...

Linux 6.2 Performance Option Helps Extend The Longevity Of Intel Skylake Era PCs

31. Leden 2023 - 17:00
One of the new features introduced with Linux 6.2 is Call Depth Tracking and it can help extend the useful service life of Intel Skylake through Coffeelake era processors in providing better performance than is otherwise found out-of-the-box on Linux.

System76 Adding XWayland Support & Other Improvements To Its COSMIC DE

31. Leden 2023 - 16:00
In addition to new hardware from Colorado-based Linux laptop/desktop retailer System76, this year we can look forward to more work on their COSMIC desktop environment being developed as part of their Pop!_OS Linux distribution. Already for kicking off 2023 they have made a number of strides in their COSMIC DE development...

Mozilla Comes Out Neutral On JPEG-XL Image Format Support

31. Leden 2023 - 12:41
While JPEG-XL image support has been available opt-in within Firefox Nightly builds for testing, Mozilla has finally weighed in on the JPEG-XL debate and has come out "neutral" on the matter for this modern raster image file format...

New AMD Linux Patches Prepare Secure TSC Support For SEV-SNP Guests

31. Leden 2023 - 12:20
A new patch series published this week by AMD engineers is preparing Linux kernel support for Secure TSC, a feature found with SEV-SNP enabled processors since the EPYC 7003 "Milan" series...

MSM DRM Driver Adds Support For Newer Qualcomm Platforms With Linux 6.3

31. Leden 2023 - 11:59
The MSM Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver that was started originally as part of the Freedreno effort for open-source, reverse-engineered graphics driver support for Qualcomm Adreno graphics continues flourishing. A number of MSM driver additions -- including new Qualcomm platform support -- is ready to go with the upcoming Linux 6.3 kernel...

AMDVLK 2023.Q1.1 Brings New GPU Support, New Extensions

31. Leden 2023 - 11:30
AMDVLK 2023.Q1.1 is out today as the first update to this official open-source AMD Vulkan Linux driver for 2023. Given the month and a half since the prior update, this AMDVLK update is rather significant with all of its changes...

Intel Timed I/O Driver Being Worked On For The Linux Kernel

31. Leden 2023 - 10:00
As a new hardware feature for Intel IoT and server platforms not previously announced at large, Intel Timed I/O is being worked on in a new open-source Linux kernel driver...

New Patches Wire Up ACPI Support For RISC-V On Linux

31. Leden 2023 - 0:08
A set of 24 Linux kernel patches today wire up the basic ACPI infrastructure support for the RISC-V processor architecture...

Vulkan SDK Updated With Vulkan Video Support

30. Leden 2023 - 19:00
The Khronos Group with LunarG has now published the Vulkan SDK 1.3.239 release that is the first version of the software development kit with the Vulkan Video extensions now present...

X.Org vs. Wayland Linux Gaming Performance For NVIDIA GeForce + AMD Radeon In Early 2023

30. Leden 2023 - 17:30
With recent NVIDIA's proprietary driver updates continuing to refine their Wayland support, the open-source AMDGPU Linux graphics drivers continuing to be enhanced, and work on the GNOME desktop with Mutter compositor continuing to advance, today's benchmarking article is looking at how the GNOME session under X.Org and Wayland for (X)Wayland is performing across various Linux games. It's been a while since I last ran a X.Org vs. (X)Wayland Linux gaming comparison so today's article is a fresh look from Ubuntu 22.10 while moving to the very latest graphics drivers and newest Steam Play Experimental state.

Mesa EGL X11/Wayland Code Receives Optimization For Multi-GPU/PRIME Systems

30. Leden 2023 - 15:30
Code merged last week to Mesa 23.1 by AMD ensures that a linear copy buffer is made on the display/scanout GPU when dealing with EGL contexts under Wayland or X11. This follows an optimization made last year to Mesa's GLX code within X.Org environments for enhancing the PRIME/multi-GPU support...